residential

On our beautiful 6-acre Roxborough campus, we offer residential services in the historic Buck/Weinberg and Merrick buildings to young mothers and children in need.  For more information about any of our residential programs, please contact Barri Morgan, Director of Residential Services at 215-482-1423 ext. 1286 or bmorgan@northernchildren.org.

You can see photos of the beautiful transformation of Merrick Hall by clicking here. 

Check out photos of IKEA’s beautiful renovation of the Buck/Weinberg building by clicking here. 

Generations I is our Supervised Residential Housing Program for young mothers with one young child.

This program helps young mothers transition out of the child welfare system and become independent, successful adults. The participants are supported through:

  • Life skills training
  • Academic services
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Job readiness training
  • Childcare
  • Parenting skills programs
  • … and more!

The young mother’s stay can last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years. When the participant has completed their program, We will continue to help them transition to more independent housing.

Generations II provides Transitional Housing for young mothers with up to two young children.

This program is intended to help these mothers gain their independence. Residents receive:

  • Life skills coaching
  • Effective parenting classes,
  • Child-care services during the school day.

We help these mothers gain the skills needed to become independent, successful, and contributing members of the community.

New Generations is our Permanent Supportive Housing Program for young mothers who have been identified as homeless, each with up to two children.

Recently renovated in 2012 and officially opened on July 31, 2014, this housing division in Merrick Hall includes four beautifully renovated apartments. The program’s goal is to help stabilize the family, and encourage independence through a range of social services and supports. These supports include, but are not limited to, services such as

  • Life skills coaching
  • Job readiness training
  • Parenting classes
  • Child care services
  • … and more!
WhitneySuccessStory
Residential Success Story

If I would have known better, I would have taken much more advantage of the Generations program. Maybe if I would have done things differently. But I was young and didn’t want to listen. If I would have just stepped back and just listened, I could have taken advantage of everything I needed at the time.

Whitney - New Generations Resident